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    The ground floor isnt counted as its a self...

    The ground floor isnt counted as its a self contained flat and doesnt form part of the requirements of the Statutory Instrument or the Act for the definition of a HMO that should be licensed. If it...
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    I wouldnt be getting any tradesmen in until you...

    I wouldnt be getting any tradesmen in until you have an agreement with your local council and/or the Fire Prevention Officer from your fire authority, get them to specify the what is required and...
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    What a terrible web page, not one of those...

    What a terrible web page, not one of those examples is a licensable HMO, disgusting that landlords are led to believe they have to licence a property and pay a fee when it doesnt. If anybody has...
  4. You will be creating a HMO unless they they are...

    You will be creating a HMO unless they they are related. Therefore you will need what has already been said above apart from the fixed electrical installation condition report which is compulsory and...
  5. If it was a formal notice then it will have been...

    If it was a formal notice then it will have been registered on the land charges register and should be picked up on the conveyancing stage.

    If it was done informally and you are happy the works...
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    You dont challenge him, dont fight fire with...

    You dont challenge him, dont fight fire with fire. Send him an email/letter and ask for his line managers contact details and copy him into a letter asking them to put any repairs they want you to do...
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    The HMO Officer is correct! To qualify for a...

    The HMO Officer is correct!

    To qualify for a mandatory licence a HMO it must meet the requirements of the Housing Act 2004 and associated Statutory Instruments and because Statutory Instrument...
  8. The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of...

    The Water Industry (Schemes for Adoption of Private Sewers) Regulations 2011

    Alternatively, you could google 1st October 2011 drain and this just about brings up every water companies webpage that...
  9. Taking the WC out isnt going to fix it, even for...

    Taking the WC out isnt going to fix it, even for rodring purposes unless it is located on the ground floor. There was a thread on this previously and if the blockage is on a shared drain then it is...
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    The owner of the property is responsible for...

    The owner of the property is responsible for repairing the garage roof unless it was caused by tenant damage and also they are responsible to remedy the cause of the damp and mould growth unless it...
  11. Thread: whats HMO

    by red40
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    .....not forgetting a converted building...

    .....not forgetting a converted building consisting entirely of self contained flats that didnt meet the requirements of the 1991 Building Regulations and still dont meet the regulations.
  12. Thread: Is it an HMO?

    by red40
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    It may be a HMO but certainly not one that would...

    It may be a HMO but certainly not one that would require a mandatory HMO licence, although you would need to check regarding additional and selective licensing with you local authority.

    The...
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    No they have to give the owner (if known) and the...

    No they have to give the owner (if known) and the occupier at least 24hours notice before entering the building; Housing Act 2004: Section 239(5) if they fail to do this they cant take any...
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    There is no fine, it will be a charge for taking...

    There is no fine, it will be a charge for taking enforcement action.

    If you havent been notified that an inspection is to take place the council cant take any enforcement action as they would not...
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    Its more like they will issue you with an...

    Its more like they will issue you with an enforcement notice and bill you for taking enforcement action.
  16. Apologies JKO :-)

    Apologies JKO :-)
  17. Certainly agree with Artful, get shut ASAP. ...

    Certainly agree with Artful, get shut ASAP.

    Although dealing with the written demand from the council, what exactly have you been issued with, that requires you to install heating by the 6th...
  18. There appears to be 4 individuals in at least 2...

    There appears to be 4 individuals in at least 2 seperate households so it is a HMO. I always assumed that a landlord was responsible for Ctax in a HMO that is either a shared house or bedsit...
  19. It doesn't sound as though there is one in place,...

    It doesn't sound as though there is one in place, however you need to check as the notice goes on the local charge register which can be problematic should you sell. Just write/email the bloke and...
  20. I suspect that they are thinking along the lines...

    I suspect that they are thinking along the lines of you are going to move out as thesaint says once the dust has settled!!

    Not sure when you improvement notice was served but you do have a right...
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    If there are more than 2 students in each flat...

    If there are more than 2 students in each flat and they arent related, it would appear you have 3 hom's in the building.

    Just to confuse the matter even more for you, if the building as a whole...
  22. Yes and also a character that doesnt know the...

    Yes and also a character that doesnt know the legislation, he cant just close the case as there is now and 'Improvement notice' in place on the property and since the council have issued the...
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    A HMO has nothing to do with tenancy type, as...

    A HMO has nothing to do with tenancy type, as Snorkerz said it is to do with persons and households.

    Are the other 2 flats occupied by more than 2 people who are not related in anyway?
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    No there are no set room sizes apart from the...

    No there are no set room sizes apart from the issue of overcrowding, each room has to be risk assessed under HHSRS with the remainder of the living accommodation also being taken into account. If any...
  25. No they cant insist on a wet system and if the...

    No they cant insist on a wet system and if the notice has been issued correctly you have a right of appeal to the Residential Property Tribunal and I would suggest that you do that.
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